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PACG Social Justice Movie Night – Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm

Film Screening: We The People 2.0
PACG Social Justice Movie Night
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
Davenport West High School
3505 W. Locust Street, Davenport, Iowa

Feeling fearful and maybe powerless or helpless in 2017 as social and environmental justice appears under siege? You’re not alone! People in hundreds of communities across the U.S. are successfully standing up for our rights.

Please join us on February 23rd to view We The People 2.0, a visual essay from the Community Legal Environmental Defense Fund, about powerful threats to our democracy in the United States. The film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. The story unfolds through the eyes of rural people who have faced decades of toxic dumping, drilling, and mining in their communities. We learn with them that the reason why, in spite of all their efforts, they “get what they don’t want, again and again,” is because corporate America has become a powerful oligarchy despite propaganda that says we live in the “best democracy in the world.”

Come see what happens as these folks challenge the powers that be in an effort to save themselves and the environment. Leila Conners, the Film Director of We The People 2.0 will join us for a Skype conversation after the movie!

This PACG Social Justice Movie Night is in collaboration with the Ecology Club of Davenport’s West High School

A review by film critic Linda Cook: https://goo.gl/8Hgti0

Summit Planning Continues

PACG Board
Alta Price, President

Important Update: We have a date and place for the Summit. It will be Sunday afternoon, March 26 (time to be determined) at Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 at 4600 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL. Mark your calendar!

Summit Planning – Next Meetings – Mondays Feb 20 and March 6 at 6:30 pm at Bettendorf Public Library

We continue to meet to plan a multi-issue Summit for 2017. Our next general meetings will be Mondays, Feb 20 and March 6 at 6:30 pm at the Bettendorf Public Library (2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA). Although we plan to meet on these dates, groups to plan the breakout sessions can meet other times/places at their convenience as some of you already have. The idea is to come up with action plans around core issues identified by your group. Feel free to implement some of the actions (like letter writing, calls/visits to elected officials) now if the situation calls for it. As you know, new issues seem to arise every day in this political climate.

At the upcoming meetings, Summit Planners will break into small groups to plan the breakout sessions. Please join us if you can. The Summit Planners have identified the issues listed below. Feel free to come to the meeting and propose additional issues or join one of the already operational issue groups below.

If you can’t come to the meetings, but want to be involved, use the following links to sign up to help plan an issue breakout session(s).

Civil Rights

Democracy/Elections/Civics

Economic Justice

Environment

Health Care Reform
Note: Health Care Reform will meet on Tuesday, Feb 21 at 6:45 pm at St John’s Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL. Join them there if you can. They will also try to have a representative at the Feb 20 general meeting.

Labor

Logistics of Summit

Media Reform Incorporated with Democracy group

Feel free to call me (563-505-2996) or email me (altaprice@gmail.com) with questions or suggestions.

Thanks for everything you are doing to save our Republic!

Alta Price